The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created in 1958 to foster space exploration. From Project Mercury to today's International Space Station, NASA has been at the forefront of space research. NASA's site contains a wealth of information for the general public. Find out when you can see the space station in the sky above your town. Learn about the planets in our solar system and the history of human space flight. The Image Gallery contains images of Earth, stars, other planets and more.